Last summer, I decided to undertake a project to convert a 55 gallon drum into a smoker. After researching many plans, I landed on a set of plans that called for the use of firebricks, mortar, diffusion plates, 22″ grates, door, knobs, magnets, casters, lots of cutting, drilling, welding, etc. Yep, I choose the most complicated plans I could find. While there were some advantages to this plan, the time, money, effort, and a few other cons outweigh the advantages. Below are some pics, followed by a pro vs con list, and a few ideas I have on a new design.  I lost about 1/2 the pics when I lost hard drive last year, but did find a few to give you an idea of finished product.

Construction overview:

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